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Can Southeast Asia Follow South Korea’s Democratization Model?
March 05, 2021

Can Southeast Asia Follow South Korea’s Democratization Model?

By Choi Seong Hyeon
Democratic movements in Myanmar and Thailand may face more challenges than South Korea did in the late 20th century.

Report Shines Light on Thailand’s Women Protest Leaders
February 04, 2021

Report Shines Light on Thailand’s Women Protest Leaders

By Sebastian Strangio
Young women protest leaders have connected the movement's political demands to a deeper critique of Thailand's patriarchal social norms.
Amid Crackdown, Thai Court Acquits Writer in Royal Defamation Case
January 27, 2021

Amid Crackdown, Thai Court Acquits Writer in Royal Defamation Case

By Sebastian Strangio
The case against 80-year-old Bundit Aneeya stemmed from comments he made at a seminar in 2015.

With Severe Sentence, Thailand Deepens Its War on Critics of the Monarchy
January 20, 2021

With Severe Sentence, Thailand Deepens Its War on Critics of the Monarchy

By Sebastian Strangio
Thailand wields a controversial law in its attempt to stamp out a campaign of student-led protests.

Singaporean University Publisher Accused of Bowing to Political Pressure
January 19, 2021

Singaporean University Publisher Accused of Bowing to Political Pressure

By Sebastian Strangio
The editor of a ditched anthology of essays on Thai politics has called for an academic boycott on the National University of Singapore Press.

Defying State of Emergency, Thailand Student Protests Roll Onward
October 19, 2020

Defying State of Emergency, Thailand Student Protests Roll Onward

By Sebastian Strangio
Thailand student protesters are increasingly drawing support – and tactics – from Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.

Thai Democracy Protesters March Despite Police, Rival Groups
October 14, 2020

Thai Democracy Protesters March Despite Police, Rival Groups

By Associated Press
Thai activists launched a massive third rally in Bangkok despite heavy security presence and counter-demonstrators' harassment.
Thailand Braces for Fresh Round of Pro-Democracy Protests
October 13, 2020

Thailand Braces for Fresh Round of Pro-Democracy Protests

By Sebastian Strangio
Protest organizers have vowed to keep up the pressure on the administration of Prayut Chan-o-cha, which is showing few signs of compromising.

Southeast Asia is Rushing Headlong Toward an ‘Asian Fall’
October 01, 2020

Southeast Asia is Rushing Headlong Toward an ‘Asian Fall’

By Daniel P. Grant
The U.S. government needs to prepare for a rash of political crises, as COVID-19 exposes the region's endemic governance failures.

As Thailand’s Protests Gather Momentum, What is the Endgame?
September 30, 2020

As Thailand’s Protests Gather Momentum, What is the Endgame?

By David Hutt
For those wanting a democratic Thailand, is it more important to keep the military in its barracks or the king in his palaces?

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on the Struggle for a Free Thailand
September 24, 2020

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on the Struggle for a Free Thailand

By Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
Young Thais are becoming increasingly fed up with the stifling consensus and repeated military interventions in the country's politics.
Scenes From Thailand’s Massive Protests Demanding Reform
September 21, 2020

Scenes From Thailand’s Massive Protests Demanding Reform

By Cory Wright
For months, protesters in Thailand have called for reforms. This weekend as many as 100,000 protesters descended on Bangkok.

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